August happenings at the Guam Museum

by Guam Visitors Bureau
Guam Visitors Bureau
Documentary Film Showings  —  Guam’s Liberation: The Story of Guam’s People in the Years Surrounding WWII 
Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19, 2017 — 11:00 a.m. AND 1:00 p.m. — Museum Indoor Theater 
 
Join us at the Guam Museum for this classic WWII and Liberation documentary film by Annette Donner as we close out the summer, and this season of remembrance and commemoration. Guam’s Liberation tells the story of I Tiempon Gera, and the Japanese Occupation and American recapture of Guam through rare archival footage and historic photographs of the era.   
 
Stories in the Exhibition  —  The Story of the Chagui’an Massacre 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 — 12:00 p.m. — Museum Exhibition in Gallery A 
 
Among the thousands of CHamorus held at the Manenggon concentration camp, 45 men were forced to carry supplies to a Japanese command post at Milalak near Chagui’an, Yigo. The location of this command post was unknown to American Liberating Forces who landed in Guam on July 21, 1944. As the battle reached Yigo on August 7, 1944, a gruesome discovery was made near CHagui’an by a Marine Regiment — a Japanese truck loaded with the decapitated bodies of the CHamoru men. As the search continued the following morning, 21 more bodies were found at Chagui’an. In commemoration of the those lives lost, the Guam Museum welcomes Chagui’an memorial researcher, John Blas, to share the story of the site and the  CHamoru experience of World War II.   
 
Guam Museum HITA Talk — Intergenerational Trauma Surrounding World War II in Guam  
Saturday August 19, 2017 — 2:30 p.m. — Museum Indoor Theater 
 
What is intergenerational trauma? How has the WWII in Guam impacted generations of CHamorus and society today? The Guam Museum welcomes Patricia L.G. Taimanglo, Ph.D. to speak about intergenerational transmission of historic community trauma, culturally responsive counselling, and strategies of healing that are rooted in an understanding and knowing of history.  Join us for this important talk that sheds light on the deep and complicated legacy of the war on Guam. 
 
Open Mic Night 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 — 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. — Museum Lobby 
 
The Guam Museum proudly presents Open Mic Night. Share an acoustic performance, song, poem or story. Sign-up begins at 6:00 p.m. This month’s featured artist: FJ Chargualaf, lead singer of Poprocks and Soda.
 

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